LASG TO MARK 2020 WORLD TOURISM DAY ON SEPTEMBER 27

L-R) The Permanent Secretary of Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Babatunde Olaide-Mesewaku; the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf and leader of the team from Akwaaba African Travel Market and Atqnews, Ambassador Ikechi Uko during the visit to the Ministry in preparation for this year’s World TourismDay celebration at Alausa, Ikeja. 

The Lagos State Commissioner forTourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf has said that the State Government has concluded plans to join tourism stakeholders across the globe to celebrate the Year 2020 World Tourism Day (WTD) on Sunday, 27th September, 2020. 

Akinbile-Yusuf, who made the disclosure, when she hosted the Ambassador Ikechi Uko-led team from Akwaaba African Travel Market and Atqnews in Alausa, Ikeja, added that the State’s focus is to fashion out strategies for post-COVID-19 recovery and the development of domestic tourism. 

The Commissioner told the visiting team that all the five divisions of the State would be involved in the celebrations of this year’s WTD as Lagos is targeting grassroots participation, assuring that tourismstakeholders would also be carried along in the planned activities for the celebration.

Responding on behalf of the delegation, Ambassador Ikechi Uko thanked the Ministry for hosting the team and stated that the purpose of the visit was to acquaint the Ministry with its planned activities for the forthcoming WTD celebrations.

The Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf; the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Babatunde Olaide-Mesewaku, the leader of the team from Akwaaba African Travel Market and Atqnews Ikechi Uko and some Directors from the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture during the visit.

He explained that the World Tourism Day is important to the Nation as it was a Nigerian, Late Mr. Ignatius Atigbi, who moved the motion to make September 27th the World Tourism Day.